…!Yadhtrib S’nylorac ta Kcab Gnikool
…!Yadhtrib S’nylorac ta Kcab Gnikool Really!
Yes …!Yadhtrib S’nylorac ta Kcab Gnikool
Do you need a hint? Hold your computer monitor up to a mirror and read it again… this manuever actually works better if you have a laptop. Google is of no help and spell-check really doesn’t like ‘…!Yadhtrib S’nylorac ta Kcab Gnikool’ …imagine that!
…!Yadhtrib S’nylorac ta Kcab Gnikool is ‘Looking back at Carolyn’s Birthday’ (written backwards). Our oldest daughter, Carolyn, was born on May 18th, thirty-one years ago (in 1981 for those of you unwilling to do the math).
Carolyn is sooo old that she was born before the modern technological world was even invented. In 1981, the first mass marketed personal computers were less than four years old, IBM released their first PC, and the internet and cell phones were still to be commercially developed.
I used our home phone to make brief calls (we paid for long distance by the minute – less at night, more during the day) to tell our family that Carolyn was born. We even had to physically send her baby pictures to relatives – yes, hand writing out each address, licking stamps and envelopes…
That was then and this is now… I can’t speak for Carolyn’s technology usage but today I: read the Seattle times on-line, looked at several websites, talked on my cellphone, used e-mail, did several Google searches, checked antique selling prices on eBay, watched a you-tube video, listened to an on-line radio station, used a computer program to record antique sales, swiped a customer’s credit card, looked at an inventory spreadsheet, printed a computer receipt, took some digital photos, researched buying some decorative flags, wrote a Blog post, and the computer even changed misspelled words for me… All of this was impossible to do when Carolyn was born.
I don’t have a smart phone and I don’t twitter, tweet , flutter, text, or even look at facebook – just think of everything that I’m missing… there is so much more available for our use in this digital age.
There was no way to have predicted the changes that have occurred or the opportunities that Carolyn has had… who would have thought that Walla Walla girl, Carolyn, would go to college at Wittenberg University, in Ohio, and then attend graduate school at Georgetown University?
When Carolyn was born, in 1981, Bulgaria was still a communist country. However twenty-seven years later, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Bulgaria and she is still there teaching and Blogging about her experiences…
Neither Carolyn nor the world looks the same as it did thirty-one years ago… who knows what it will look like in thirty-one more years.